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By Kato, Isao; Smalley, Art

This workbook is a realistic, how-to consultant for making plans and executing Kaizen occasions and engaging in post-event follow-up to maintain the alterations made. The ebook is the 1st of its style to rfile and description the particular Kaizen steps and strategies taught inside of Toyota Motor company. by means of explaining in complete context the six simple steps in Kaizen that Toyota is administered via, the authors permit readers to enhance their own  Read more...

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Indeed, the purpose of Kaizen is to deliver operational and business-related improvements to the company while developing people. If there is no improvement, then Kaizen itself is an inefficient use of resources. Please note, however, that the purpose of this workbook is to codify the education patterns used inside Toyota to teach the steps, methods, techniques, and thinking patterns used in developing Kaizen skills. These methods and techniques can be learned by anyone, and we believe should be promoted in all types of industries and services interested in improvement.

Some common mistakes and points of advice are covered based on our joint experience. Note 1. Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota: A History of the First 50 Years (Dai Nippon, 1988), 110. Toyota City, Japan. 1 Introduction The most difficult part of an improvement process or problem-solving effort is often the first step. In problem solving, the failure to define a problem in proper terms will often derail teams and stop efforts from moving forward. A similar challenge exists in Kaizen. For improvement to occur, individuals involved in the improvement process have to discover the underlying waste and begin to see the improvement potential.

6. Excess motion—Similarly, excessive motion by employees can be thought of as waste. A certain amount of motion is, of course, required to complete any task. Double and triple handling of items, multiple trips to get material, or even straining to reach a tool that is improperly located are wasteful. Employees can often feel busy, but not all their motions in reality are efficient or value added to the customer. Teaching employees to realize this and spot it on their own is an important step in the elimination of this type of waste.

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